Gadgetsteria’s Holiday Gift Guide.

  • November 20, 2011 8:51 am

Personal Audio

Apple iPod Touch

Available in 8/16/32/64 GB sizes, Apple’s iPod Touch is perhaps the best PMP money can buy if it is a wide ranging, multi-function gadget you’re looking for. There’s music w/ iTunes, gaming, and (literally) hundreds of thousands of apps. Pricing for the 8 GB is $199 while the 64 GB tops the scales at $399.


Samsung Galaxy S Wifi

The anti-iPod if you will, Samsung’s Galaxy S WiFi is essentially the Korean company’s fantastic Galaxy S smartphone sans cellular radios. Inside you’ll find a powerful dual-core procssor, a large, vivid 4″ display (800 x 480), rear-mounted 3.2-megapixel camera/VGA front-facing camera, full-on ANdroid 2.2.2 (Froyo) and access to hundreds of thousands of apps via the Android Market as well as third party markets such as Amazon’s app market.

More: Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5

Etymotic hf3

Looking a well-balanced, awesome sounding pair of ear buds that will also work with your smartphone? Look no further than Etymotic’s $179 hf3 earphones. True to Etymotic, the hf3 earphones are neutral across the board. It may sound “boring” at first, but, when pair with higher bitrate audio the tiny nuances of each and every song come to live without getting drowned out by overpowering bass.

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V-Moda Vibrato

If bass is higher up on your list of priorities, check out V-Moda’s excellant Vibrato Remote earphones. Solid, sharp highs and mids coupled with a strong, deep low-end make the Vibratos a bass lovers dream. Add in remote functionality for smartphones and you’ve got yourself a perfect $129 set of buds.

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Bass lovers: there isn’t anywhere else to look if it is slamming bass you want, and at an affordable price. The AKG K181 DJ headphones are light weight, on-the-ear headphones that can stand up to the rigors of a DJ’s year-long tour or keep those late college nights full of sound. For $129 it’s hard to find better sound anywhere else.

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Beyerdynamic DT 990

In the world of high-end audio, Beyerdynamic holds a respectable position for a wide range of varying headphones/earphones that cater to everyone’s personal sonic tastes (and price range). For €299 (~$400 USD), the DT 990s are a dream. Wide range from super low to the highest of highs are perfectly recreated. Just make sure you have a decent source (read: portable listening not recommended)

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  • Dealzon

    That Airzooka… wonder whats the range on it.

  • The Gadgeteur

    “Up to 20 feet and beyond…”

    I’d say a good 15-20 feet solid, with anything else extra a bonus.